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    14 Awesome Greek Wedding Rituals and Traditions

    You know what to expect at a Greek wedding if you grew up in a Greek community or the Greek Orthodox Church. If you’re going to a Greek wedding for the first time, there are some things you should know about the symbolism in an Orthodox ceremony, as well as the customs and traditions that make a Greek wedding so special. “Vows are not exchanged in the Orthodox Church since the couple’s pledge to God is to care for one another,” Father Papadopolous explains. “They swear to God that they will adore him without conditions. This is why the couple does not face one other, but rather faces ahead to…

  • 10 Hollywood Celebrities With Greek Roots

    We all know that Hollywood has many stars, and some have origin from Greece! Like most of us know the beautiful Greek American Melina Kanakaredes of ‘CSI New York’ that has also starred in movies with Robert Deniro. Moreover, we know the hilarious Hangover star, Zack Galifianakis, who is half Greek, from his dad’s Cretan side. As if the long last name didn’t give it away! We all know John Stamos as a Greek God or Uncle Jesse! He’s half Greek and his late dad, Bill Stamos, was from the mountainous village of Kakouri, in the Southern Peloponesse in Arcadia, Greece. See more on John Stamos There are many Greek…

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    Top 10 Reasons You Should Marry A Greek Girl

    Before anyone may be offended in our ultra sensitive world of 2021, all ethnicities are unique and beautiful in their own way. That being said, Greek girls make great girlfriends (and later wives) for a multitude of reasons, including a love of dancing and celebrating life with “kefi”, resilience, strength, compassion, delicious food, and a rich cultural heritage, among many more things. Have you ever wanted to marry a Greek girl? Well, there are many amazing reasons why you should. To all our readers who are an ‘Ellinida’, how many of the qualities below do you agree with or see in yourself? Let us know in the comments below. 1.…

  • Top 10 Things Greek Moms Say

    You gotta love Greek moms for being brutally honest most of the time, even when you may find their guilt trips annoying . Greek moms, especially Greek immigrants, have been through many hardships and poverty growing up and fled Greece for a better life in North America, Australia or other parts of the world. So, even if we may not agree with them sometimes, they say these things to their kids out of EXTREME love and affection. We have rounded up the top 10 things that Greek moms say! Please feel free to add more in our comments below if we missed any.   #10: “Αυτό θα φορέσεις;” Literal translation:…

  • The Top 20 Greek Last Names

    Most Greek last names are very unique, long and difficult for many other cultures to pronounce. The most common Greek last name of all…Papadopoulos! In Greece, the Papadopoulos last name is like “Smith”. A research study was undertaken by the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP) to determine the most common Greek surnames. Listed below are the Top 20, with Papadopoulos, of course, in 1st place right at the top. Have a look and let us know if you have one of these last names in our comments! # 1. PAPADOPOULOS (Son of the Priest) # 2. PAPPAS (Priest) # 3. KARAGIANNIS (Black-haired Giannis, “Kara” in Turkish means black)…

  • The Top 10 Most Gorgeous Greek Men of 2021

    Many Greek men of the world are known to posses great looks and genes of a Greek God. Here is our list of the world’s most hottest famous Greek men of 2021. These men range from the Greek Bachelor Panagiotis Vasilakos to Davidoff Model Alexis Papas to famous singers like Petros Iakovidis, Nikos Vertis and more. Greek men are very charming and know how to treat their ladies. Did you know Greeks were found to be classified as “very romantic” in a Global Search poll study in 2019. Many of these Greek men on our list in Greece take care of their physique. It also helps when you have an amazing Mediterranean…

  • The Top 20 Greek Baby Names

    If you’ve seen My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which you probably have, if you’re a non Greek you might think that in Greece there are only two or three most common Greek names. No, not everyone is named Niko and most certainly not Anita. 40 percent of Greek men have one of the top five names, and 60 percent have a name in the top 10. For women, 30%, 3 in every 10 Greek women have one of these most common top five names. Moreover, it is still common for Greek parents to stick to tradition and name their children after their grandparents. According to Greek tradition, the husband typically…

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